I am a huge fan of the chevron pattern, but lately I have been seeing a lot of chevron done by hand and I love how it makes the pattern look slightly less perfect (you know us shabby chicers love the imperfect)! I tried it for myself on a wooden tray that I got at Hobby Lobby. First, I spray painted it gray. Then, I used yellow craft paint and a small sponge brush to paint zig zags onto the surface. It only took two coats of yellow paint and I was done! I have it in the guest bathroom now, and the yellow gives it a much needed pop of color. Now I can't wait to have someone come and visit so they can enjoy it too!